Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.

Faculty Advisor

Saeed, Khalid


The goal of this project was to determine the viability of contingency devices connected at the secondary busses of the substation. The work was based on modeling energy flow as well as economic affects of the system. The model was developed using System Dynamics, and iThink modeling software. Through the use of the model, different option and scenarios were assessed. Results showed that energy storage technologies are currently too expensive, and generation based retrofitting options are economically viable.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005


System Dynamics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies